Speech Prosody 2010
Chicago, IL, USA
The goal of this paper is to shed new light on accentuation in French, more precisely to discuss the role of grammatical constraints and of phonetic factors implicated in the perception of French final and non-final accent. The study is based on the analysis of a 70-minute long corpus, including various speaking styles. The corpus has been annotated manually and automatically for prominence detection and tagged semi-automatically for grammatical categories. We first describe the rate of accentuation for each grammatical category (discussing the notion of clitic in French) and then discuss the divergences between manual and automatic prominence detection, in relation with the phonological structure.
Index Terms: prominence detection, French accentuation, clitics.
Bibliographic reference. Goldman, Jean-Philippe / Auchlin, Antoine / Roekhaut, Sophie / Simon, Anne Catherine / Avanzi, Mathieu (2010): "Prominence perception and accent detection in French. a corpus-based account", In SP-2010, paper 575.